One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they tried to lift the cage, but it wouldn't budge’
move, shift, change position, stir, give way, go
2‘I couldn't budge the door’
move, dislodge, shift, change the position of, remove, relocate, reposition, get going, set going
3‘they might be prepared to budge on the issue’
change one's mind, give way, give in, yield, acquiesce, compromise, adapt, retract, do a U-turn, eat one's words
British do an about-turn
4‘our customers won't be budged on price alone’
influence, sway, convince, persuade, prevail on, coax, induce, entice, tempt, lure, cajole, bring round, coerce, alter, change, shift, bend
move over, move up, shift over, shift up, make room, make space
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